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Naked in Galveston

Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition—the first written account of what is now Texas—has enough bloodletting, cannibalism and equine deaths […]

A Boy and His Brain

When I met Lance Letscher in his tidy studio in North Austin, I felt a flicker of recognition though it was the first time […]

Fantastic Fest: Crossing the Line with

  We all know that there are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We all know that many of those have come […]

Navigating Chaos

The splintering of the Zeta Cartel from its former ally the Gulf Cartel earlier this year plunged the state of Tamaulipas into an insurgency. […]

Fantastic Fest: Digging Up

I sat in last night on a screening of The Dead, a new zombie movie by the Howard and (X) Ford, an up-and-coming British […]

Bay City Turns Against Coal Plant

In a remarkable turn-around, folks in Matagorda County have gone from celebrating the proposed White Stallion coal plant to condemning it. But now, with […]

UT Tragedy a Lesson for Mexican University

A group of communications professors from Mexico, who had hoped for a few days away from the violence in their own cities, found themselves […]

A Heavy Burden

A Heavy Burden What is it you carry Inside that clay pot on your shoulder? Is it filled with water For your wife and […]

Censors and Heroes

A couple of weeks ago, Salem came to Humble, Texas, when Ellen Hopkins, a nationally acclaimed, bestselling young-adult novelist, was disinvited from the 2011 […]

Perry’s Latest Temper Tantrum

It’s supplement, Mr. Perry. Not supplant. I know, I know. The words are remarkably similar; yet their meanings are totally opposite. Supplanting education funding […]